Halcyon Hospice named Premier Performer by SHPBest™ awards program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Halcyon Hospice has been named a “Premier Performer” in the recently released “2016 SHPBest™” results – ranking in the top 5 percent of providers. The program is administered by Strategic Health Programs (SHP) to recognize hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service to families and caregivers of patients receiving hospice care.

The 2016 SHPBest award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the overall satisfaction score for more than 2,200 home health providers and over 850 hospice providers in the SHP database. Providers must have at least 40 completed surveys returned in the calendar year for which awards are being distributed.

The professional clinicians and support staff at Halcyon Hospice serve the residents of Columbia and the surrounding region with quality hospice care. Hospice professionals provide the emotional, spiritual and medical support needed when patients are facing the final stages of life. Hospice services help patients live comfortably, with dignity, when a cure is no longer possible. Hospice care programs can be provided in any place a patient calls home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Halcyon Hospice is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services with 13,000 employees operating more than 400 locations in 27 states.

“We’re proud of our team members at Halcyon Hospice for achieving Premier Performer status as part of the 2016 SHPBest program,” said Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “Their commitment to quality and patient care at the local level has helped our company earn a reputation as the industry leader in providing high-quality care for the people who place their trust in us.”

Since 1996, SHP has been a leader in performance improvement for post-acute care providers, providing real-time, actionable performance metrics that drive daily decisions and help organizations nationwide, from small rural entities to public companies.

About LHC Group, Inc.

LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of post-acute healthcare services, providing quality, cost-effective healthcare to patients primarily within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice, community-based services, and facility-based services.